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θήγω sharpen, whet, Il.; θήγων λευκὸν ὀδόντα id=Il.; θ. φάσγανον, ξίφος Aesch., Eur.:—in Mid., δόρυ θηξάσθω let him whet his spear, Il.
2.metaph. to sharpen, excite, provoke, like Lat. acuere, τὰς ψυχὰς εἰς τὰ πολεμικά Xen.:—Pass., λόγοι τεθηγμένοι sharp, biting words, Aesch.; γλῶσσα τεθηγμένη Soph.

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